AGH UST - facts and figures

Number of branches of science and specializations
Number of branches of science: 58, including 200 specializations

Number of students (as on 30th November, 2017) total number: 29 935

  • full-time students: 22 339
  • part-time students: 4010 
    (full time and part time foreign students: 624)
  • doctoral students: 1023 (including foreign students: 38)
  • postgraduate students: 2563 (including foreign students: 4)


Number of staff (as on 31st December, 2017) total number: 4167
1) teaching and research staff: 1921
full professors: 157 
associate professors: 273 (including associate professors with title: 75)
assistant professors: 1099 (including assistant professors with postdoctoral qualifications: 237)
assistants: 392 (including assistants with doctor's degree: 172)
2) teaching staff: 284
senior lecturers: 172
lecturers: 64 
teachers: 38 
instructors: 10
3) librarians: 6

AGH UST in rankings

In Perspektywy University Ranking the AGH University of Science and Technology  claimed the 5th place in the general comparison of Polish universities and the 2nd place among the technical universities. (May 2018)


AGH UST has been ranked one of the top universities in the 2018 Ranking of Engineering Studies published by the Perspektywy Educational Foundation. The second edition of the ranking comprised 21 most popular disciplines in technical education. According to the Grand Jury, AGH UST provides best engineering programmes in as many as eight fields of study. (April 2018)

Another important and prestigious ranking is the “Forge of Chairmen”, in which AGH UST took the second place in Poland. Surveys confirm that among almost 500 chairmen of the largest companies operating in Poland, 6.42% are AGH UST graduates. It is worth mentioning that our university has been placed among the leaders of the ranking for the ninth time in a row. (December 2016)


The AGH University of Science and Technology again topped the Webometrics Ranking, occupying the second place among Polish technical universities. (July 2017)

The AGH University of Science and Technology won the 1st place among Polish technical universities in the latest edition of the “University Ranking by Academic Performance”. (January 2016)

On March, 2016, the European Patent Office published a report presenting information regarding patent applications in Europe in 2015. In the report, which encompasses Polish companies and scientific research units, the AGH University of Science and Technology is the second largest applicant from Poland. (March 2016)


In the international Emerging Economies 2018 ranking the AGH University of Science and Technology was ranked in the 201-250 band. AGH UST also came second among Polish technical universities. (May 2018)


On the Best Global Universities ranking list published by the US News & World Report AGH UST has improved its last year’s performance and came ahead of all Polish technical universities. (October 2017)

The AGH University of Science and Technology has maintained its position in the Center for World University Rankings 2018–2019 and has been rated – again –Poland’s second best technical university and fourth of all ten Polish institutions of higher education covered by the Ranking. (May 2018)

The AGH UST was ranked second best Polish technical university and fourth among all Polish universities and colleges rated in the new Times Higher Education (THE) – New Europe ranking. The list includes universities from the countries that have joined the EU since 2004. (April 2018)

In the international Global Ranking of Academic Subjects – Shanghai assessment of the areas of scientific research classified into five basic categories Engineering and Robotics the AGH University of Science and Technology as the only Polish university was shortlisted in the categories  of mining &mineral engineering (world rank 33) and metallurgical engineering (world rank 51-75) in the subject of Engineering. (July 2017)

The AGH University of Science and Technology has been classified in the international ranking U-Multirank. (March 2017)

The AGH University of Science and Technology took first place among Polish technical universities in the international CWTS Leiden Ranking, which examines the scientific strength of a university on the basis of scientific publications and their impact on the development of world’s science and research.  (May 2017)


The AGH University of Science and Technology, with over 28 thousand citations, took third place among Polish technical universities in the international ranking of universities according to the number of citations – Transparent Ranking. (January 2017)


The Quacquarelli Symmonds World University Rankings (QS) published a ranking by subject, which assessed nearly 4,500 universities. (March 2017)

AGH UST is the third Polish university to have been listed in the general ranking published by National Taiwan University (NTU). (October 2017)

In the Nature Index 2017, presenting the share of scientists and researchers in the most prestigious scientific journals related to the field of natural sciences, the AGH University of Science and Technology is the leader among Polish technical universities, at the same time holding a very high third position among all Polish universities.  (March 2017)